Etymology
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frankness (n.)

"plainness of speech, candor," 1550s, from frank (adj.) + -ness.

updated on January 04, 2015

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Definitions of frankness from WordNet

frankness (n.)
the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech;
Synonyms: candor / candour / candidness / directness / forthrightness
frankness (n.)
the trait of being blunt and outspoken;
Synonyms: outspokenness
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